David Cameron Ordered Top Civil Servant To Try and Stop The Guardian Publishing Snowden Revelations

Cabinet Secretary Jeremy Heywood got in touch with the newspaper


(Reuters)—British Prime Minister David Cameron ordered his top civil servant to try to stop revelations flowing from the Guardian newspaper about U.S. and British surveillance programs, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

News that Cabinet Secretary Jeremy Heywood had contacted the Guardian drags Cameron into a storm over Britain's response to media coverage of secrets leaked by fugitive U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.